The Black River League released a statement this evening declaring that they have closed all of their schools. The group says they decided to make this decision based on advice from health professionals. The closures are meant to safeguard staff and students, keep the burden on health care facilities minimized and protect the most vulnerable members of the community.

The closure begins on Wednesday and is tentatively set to end April 6th. The statement, posted on the South Iron twitter account, said,

“Although we know that this will create hardship for many of us, we are now at the point where the closure of our schools is the best decision to help limit the spread of the COVID-19, and to keep our student, families and employees healthy. During the Break, we will be performing cleaning and disinfecting above and beyond the established practices at all buildings.”

A recent statement released by MSHSSA said they are not canceling any spring sports or championships, but if a school closed its doors they are not allowed to practice or play in games. For more information on closures and cancellations go to